Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Our Mission Statement: To promote, educate and re-live the history,culture and life ways of the fur trade era of the American West 1790-1840.


Fort Bridger Rendezvous 2018

Gates open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 31 to September 3rd, 2018
Gate fees $5.00 per person 12 and up / Children 11 and under are Free

The Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous is a mountain man rendezvous in celebration of the Fur Trade Rendezvous Era that occurred in the Rocky Mountains between 1825-1840. It is one of the largest mountain man gatherings in the nation.

Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous, held annually the first weekend of September at Fort Bridger Wyoming, this Mountain Man Rendezvous is an experience your family will be sure to remember for years. Come and experience historic Fort Bridger at its best!

Admission for the general public is $5.00 for everyone 12 years and up. State regulations prohibit alcohol consumption. Dogs are welcome, however, please review the dog policy before bringing your dog(s) as violators will be fined. Remember you are on a State historic site which is under the direction of Wyoming State Parks Division.

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Authentic Dress:

Individuals who wish to be authentically dressed should adhere to the following guidelines:
NOTE: Authentic Dress is required for campers in the Primitive Camp and traders.

  • All visible clothing must pre-date 1840 for the Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous. These items include:
  1. Hats & Bonnets
  2. Shirts & Blouses
  3. Jackets & Coats
  4. Pants
  5. Dresses
  6. Shoes
  7. Blankets
  8. Jewelry
  9. Weapons (all kinds)
  • Women must be wearing period dresses, or a blouse and skirt.
  • Prescription glasses are acceptable. Sun glasses are not allowed.

If you have a questionable item, please contact the FBRA (Fort Bridger Rendezvous Association).

Click Here to meet the 2018 Bourgeios “Booshway” & Segundo

Meet the 2018 Fort Bridger Rendezvous Board


2018 Board Members / Park Superintendent

(Front Row Left – Right) Dottie Shell, Kim Hall, Heather Shell- Booshway, Shalayne Hunziker- Segundo, Nancy Turner – Secretary
(Second Row Left) – Right) Eugene Fowles- Chairman, Darin Peck, Monty Bullock, Jeff Malan
(Third Row Left) – Right) Mike Larsen, Dale Carpenter, Dave Turner, Mike Chatelain,
Chris Floyd- Park Superintendent, Ralph Mair – Not pictured



Booshways Corner

March 2018 Booshways Corner

March 2018 Booshways Corner



James Felix Bridger was born March 17, 1804 in Richmond, Va.  His family moved to Missouri, the eastern edge of the frontier, around 1812.   He was an Army scout, wilderness guide, American mountain man, and trapper who trapped and explored all over the western United States in the early 19th century.   In 1843, Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez built a trading post (later named Fort Bridger) on the west bank of the Blacks Fork of the Green River in what is now Wyoming on the Oregon Trail.  After many decades of living the free life, Bridger returned to Missouri.  On July 17, 1881 , at the age of 77, Jim passed away at his farm.   

  What it must have been like to gather around a fire, the sun going down, and Jim telling a story!  Can you see the “petrified forest, with its petrified birds, singing their petrified songs?”  The tall tales that were told and the colorful exaggerations of his travels across this great nation can almost be felt at this wonderful historic site.  How lucky we are to be able to call his trading post home to our amazing rendezvous.

We hope to see you in the fall with stories of your own.  Happy Birthday Jim!


2018 Booshway

 Heather Shell